As shown during Sony's E3 2018 press conference, the Resident Evil 2 remake is much more than a new coat of paint, a few features, and fixes to the original game's janky camera system. Following the release on the Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer and release date announcement, a new video shows some actual gameplay! Publisher Capcom confirms in a press release that it will be coming to PC.
The developers have announced that Resident Evil 2 Remake is going to have something for both veterans and those who are totally new to the survival horror series. However, it appears that the game will utilize an over-the-camera system similar to what we saw in Resident Evil 4 and 5. And with the new graphics put to work on the blood, guts, and gore - not to mention the new bloodcurdling audio - the game looks to be just as scary as the original. Players can expect fresh take on the stories of Claire and Leon, as they move around the city in a desperate effort to stay alive. Simply known as Resident Evil 2, this remake has been made in Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, the same engine behind last year's rather excellent Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. That's a pretty quick turnaround for a game that just got its first trailer.
Even though the Resident Evil 2 remake seems to be mostly faithful to the original game, there are some big changes.
See favorite characters in a whole new light - Join rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy on his first day in the job and college student Claire Redfield, who is searching for her brother amidst a terrifying zombie epidemic. "Both characters will be playable through separate storylines, each bringing with them a unique perspective on the game's events as their paths intertwine to tell the complete tale of Resident Evil 2, including familiar faces and story elements and extra modes from the original 1998 release". The setting is Raccoon City, whose citizens have, as you could probably guess, been turned into ravenous zombies by a disastrous plague.